2nd Measles Case Under Investigation By Health Dept.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating after a second person has come down with a suspected case of the measles this month.
Health officials say they are in the process of notifying the patient’s co-workers and doctors’ offices.
However, they are worried others may have been exposed to the highly-contagious virus at three other locations.
Those places include:
- Office Building (including health care providers): 2790 Mosside Boulevard in Monroeville, main lobby or elevator on May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Berry Quool (yogurt store): Allegheny River Boulevard in Oakmont on May 17 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Citizen’s Bank Building: 525 William Penn Place, Downtown Pittsburgh, main lobby and elevator on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and May 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Officials with the Health Department are urging anyone who visited those three locations during the times listed and becomes ill with symptoms to contact your doctor.
But do not go directly to your doctor’s office or the emergency room. They say this could expose others.
This month’s first case of measles was confirmed back on May 7.
According to the Health Department, a man in his 30s somehow contracted the virus even though he had gotten his MMR vaccine. Doctors said they weren’t sure where he was exposed either because he had not traveled outside of western Pennsylvania.
Health Department officials say it isn’t known if the two cases are in any way related.
According to the Health Department, measles symptoms begin seven to 21 days after exposure and include runny nose, red and watery eyes, coughing and high fever.
Measles patients will get a raised, red rash after four days. It starts on the face, spreads down the body and usually lasts four to seven days.
Measles is spread by infected droplets during sneezing or coughing, touching contaminated objects, and direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions.
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Allegheny County Health Dept. Investigating Measles Case (5/8/14)
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